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New project: XDBot

Updated: May 11

Led by Professor Chen I-Ming, co-founder and CEO of Transforma Robotics, a group of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists, including those from Transforma Robotics and Hand Plus Robotics, has developed a semi-autonomous eXtreme Disinfection roBOT (XDBOT) that can help disinfect large surfaces at a fraction of the timing usually needed for manual disinfection, taking a load off cleaners during this pandemic.


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Excerpts from media coverage with NTU:

COVID-19: NTU builds disinfection robot to meet demand for deep cleaning services CNA Singapore Tonight, 15 Apr, 10pm (4:49 mins live interview) To meet growing demands for deep cleaning services during the COVID-19 pandemic, NTU has developed a robot that can disinfect large surfaces quickly. The eXtreme Disinfection roBOT (XDBOT) has a robotic arm that mimics human movement to reach odd areas. Using an electrostatic spray nozzle, the disinfectant is also able to spread more widely on surfaces. The robot can be remotely controlled from a laptop or tablet, so cleaners avoid coming into contact with potentially contaminated areas. In a live interview segment, Prof Chen I-Ming, project leader and a roboticist from the School of School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, said the XDBOT was conceived when COVID19 cases started to spike worldwide in mid-February. NTU builds quick disinfection robot 8world, 14 Apr Researchers from NTU have developed a semi-autonomous robot that can disinfect large surfaces quickly, supporting Singapore’s fight against COVID-19. Named XDBOT, it can be wirelessly controlled via a laptop or tablet, removing the need for cleaners to be in contact with surfaces, thereby reducing the risk of picking up the virus from potentially contaminated areas. The robot possesses a large 8.5 litre tank that can carry a variety of disinfectants appropriate to different environments such as childcare centres, hospitals, nursing homes and shopping malls. XDBOT developed at NTU Singapore to disinfect large surfaces The Robot Report, 14 Apr One of the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic that robotics developers are trying to solve is the disinfection of large areas. Researchers at NTU in Singapore today announced XDBOT, a semi-autonomous robot that they are readying for public trials. Global demand for disinfection systems is at an all-time high because of the novel coronavirus. The university began developing XDBOT in February, when COVID-19 cases started to rise worldwide and deep-cleaning efforts intensified at Changi Airport and local hotels and hospitals, stated Chen I-Ming, a professor at the NTU Robotics Research Center and leader of the project. “To stop the transmission of a virus means we need a way to quickly disinfect surfaces, which is a labor-intensive and repetitive activity,” he explained. “Using our new robot from a distance, a human operator can precisely control the disinfection process, increasing surface area cleaned by up to four times, with zero contact with surfaces.” XDBOT set for Covid-19 cleaning duties in Singapore The Engineer (UK), 14 Apr A semi-autonomous robot that quickly disinfects large surfaces is being prepared for public trials to support Singapore’s fight against COVID-19. Developed by researchers from NTU Singapore, the eXtreme Disinfection roBOT (XDBOT) can be wirelessly controlled via a laptop or tablet, removing the need for cleaners to be in contact with surfaces. Comprising a semi-autonomous control unit with motorised wheels, XDBOT has a 6-axis robotic arm that can mimic human movement to reach awkward locations such as under tables and beds, as well as doorknobs, tabletops and light switches. Professor Chen I-Ming, project leader and a roboticist from the NTU Robotics Research Centre, said the XDBOT was conceived when COVID19 cases started to spike worldwide in mid-February and disinfection efforts were being stepped up at Changi Airport, local hotels and hospitals. Researchers build disinfection robot to aid cleaners in COVID-19 outbreak Tech Xplore, 14 Apr Researchers from NTU Singapore have developed a semi-autonomous robot that can disinfect large surfaces quickly. The researchers are planning to have public trials to support Singapore's fight against COVID-19. Named eXtreme Disinfection roBOT (XDBOT), it can be wirelessly controlled via a laptop or tablet, removing the need for cleaners to be in contact with surfaces, thereby reducing the risk of picking up the virus from potentially contaminated areas. The new robot differs from other disinfection robots currently on the market that are primarily intended to clean and vacuum floor surfaces and are unable to disinfect odd-shaped surfaces or anything above ground level. Coverage on XDBOT initiated by CCO. Read news release






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